Armistice Day - Peace

Armistice Day 2018

He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:4) The following is from my journal last Sunday – Armistice Day, November 11, 2018. I am onboard the Queen Mary 2 as we slowly make our way to the dock in New York. We will […]

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good vs evil

Words and Actions Matter

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. (John 1:1) I was checking out of a hotel to head to a congregation as a guest preacher.  That same weekend another angry, armed, hate-filled man attacked and killed people at worship at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile in Kentucky another man killed two people merely for being black. And another man sent pipe bombs to over […]

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writing time

The Write Time

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) Time. Much like the weather, we talk about having too much or too little of it, but we can do nothing to increase or decrease our daily allotment of it. I notice that many authors posting on writing-related social media sites comment about needing more time to write. The relentless demands of daily life can make it hard to […]

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Judith E.B. Roberts

Time to Reform Our Attitudes

The laws changed, but racist attitudes and actions still prevailed. (Judith Roberts) The Protestant Reformation was a world-transformation event that began back in Germany in 1517. We seem to always need to re-form something about ourselves and the world around us. Judith Roberts, author of this guest blog, writes eloquently about a neighbor’s efforts to reform his assumptions after her family moved in next door to him. She shares an eloquent account of her moving […]

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Domestic violence -spousal abuse

Profile of an Abuser

Therefore the prudent keep quiet in such times, for the times are evil. (Amos 5:13) The #MeToo movement has generated a public response of challenges to people who experience abuse and don’t report it. Women who experience domestic violence are often also asked why they don’t just leave. Abusers don’t present themselves as abusers in public. One of my friends refers to such people as, “Street angels and house devils.” This ability to present two very different […]

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